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Self Help Clearinghouse

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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

National. 10,000 chapters. Founded 1981. Provides prevention and intervention tools to eliminate impaired driving, underage drinking, drug abuse and other destructive decisions. Offers community awareness programs, literature, sponsors SADD chapters and group development guidelines.



255 Main Street

Marlboro, MA 01752

Voice: 1-877-723-3462 or 508-481-3568

Fax: 508-481-5759



Verified: 2/12/2013

Conduct Disorders Parent Message Board

Online. 7080 members. Founded 1995. Support for parents of a child with one of the many behavior disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Parents of children all ages welcome.


Verified: 2/14/2013

Natational Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network

International. Network of university students helping each other cope with the serious illness or death of a parent or loved one. Campus-based mutual support groups, online newsletter, online chats and service projects. Website provides information, group development guidelines and a listing of universities currently interested in group development.


National Students of AMF

3344 Hillsborough St., Suite 260

Raleigh, NC 27607

Voice: 1-877-830-7442 or 919-803-6728


Verified: 1/15/2013


Online. Founded 1998. Support for young people with any issue through a network of peers and volunteer support staff. Online community of e-mail support, scheduled real-time chat meetings, blogging journal system and moderated message board. Resources, articles and assistance in starting new groups available.



Verified: 1/15/2013

HeartStrong Network

National. Founded 1996. Provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender students and others who were adversely affected during their attendance at any religious educational institution. Helps empower those who are still struggling to survive as well as those who have survived these institutions and who have come to love themselves in spite of their spiritual abuse and disciplinary actions taken against them. Those interested in participating in the HeartStrong Network project may register online.



P.O. Box 2051

Seattle, WA 98111



Verified: 1/8/2013

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